Cresskill, NJ

Jugemu Japanese Restaurant opening in Cresskill, NJ

Marilyn Johnson

Jugemu, a new authentic Japanese restaurant at 156 Piermont Road in Cresskill, NJ, will host its Grand Opening on Sunday, May 22, from 5 pm to 8 pm. The Bergen County sushi restaurant will offer authentic Japanese cuisine, meticulous service, and friendly hospitality in a welcoming atmosphere. It replaces the former beloved Umeya Japanese Restaurant.

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Jugemu set to open in Cresskill, NJ on May 22.(Courtesy of Jugemu)

Jugemu will specialize in sushi — including an omakase option — and other traditional Japanese dishes in a stylish yet unpretentious dining environment complete with modern Japanese decor. The contemporary Japanese interior invites diners to relax and enjoy an excellent dining experience. A menu can be found here.

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Jugemu will serve authentic Japanese cuisine in Cresskill, NJ.(Courtesy of Jugemu)

Guests will watch a whole tuna cutting demonstration at the Grand Opening. A skilled chef will break down a tuna into traditional sushi blocks. A sushi chef will then prepare sushi to be served to the guests joining the party. Guests will also select from a variety of appetizers. There will be a cash bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. No reservation is required, but seating will be first come, first served.

Executive Sushi Chef Toshi Yoshii comes from Japan, where he owned a sushi restaurant for 15 years and is sure to delight patrons of Jugemu with authentic Japanese meals.

The restaurant will seat approximately 45, including a private room, and is open for dinner six days a week (closed Mondays) from 4:30 pm till 9:30 pm. Delivery and pickup options will be available.

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Marilyn Johnson is a freelance food and travel writer covering the food and drink scene of Philadelphia, South Jersey, the greater Mid-Atlantic area, and beyond.

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